Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Federal regulators accept Flaming Gorge pipeline application

Federal regulators have decided to review a Colorado businessman's plans to build a 500-mile water pipeline from Wyoming to Colorado. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week notified Fort Collins businessman Aaron Million that it had accepted his preliminary permit application — a decision that opens a 60-day public comment period. Million wants to pipe water from Flaming Gorge Reservoir in western Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range. The project has sparked opposition from many in western Wyoming, where concern runs high that pumping would draw down the reservoir. Deseret News